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Buses & Trains


Travelling by public transport means you can sit back and relax on your commute - arrive at work feeling refreshed rather than frazzled.

Direct bus services to East Midlands Gateway and frequent train services to East Midlands Parkway, means that travelling by public transport to work is easy.

Many buses and trains are fitted with superfast 4G Wi-Fi and USB charging ports to keep you connected on the move. So, let someone else do the driving and take the opportunity to listen to a podcast, read a book or catch up on emails.


Direct services from Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Loughborough, and Burton mean buses are a convenient option for commuting. trentbarton and Midland Classic are the bus operators serving East Midlands Gateway.


  • MY15
  • Skylink Nottingham
  • Skylink Leicester - Derby
  • Skylink Express
  • Airway 9

Download the East Midlands Gateway bus map to plan your journey to work and click the links below to check bus timetables, frequencies, and ticket costs:

Connections to Ilkeston and Stapleford can be made by catching trentbarton’s my15 service from East Midlands Airport.

For live updates on bus travel alerts follow @trentbartonland on Twitter.

Connecting within East Midlands Gateway

At the main entrance to East Midlands Gateway is a transport hub for employees arriving and departing by bus. This purpose-built hub is equipped with real-time bus information screens and all the amenities needed to make the hub a safe, comfortable waiting area.

The transport hub is also where employees can catch the free on-site shuttle service which is now up and running. The shuttle is operating on a loop from the interchange and calling at each workplace along the estate road. Outside each workplace is a covered bus shelter so if you’re waiting for the shuttle service in gloomy weather you can stay warm and dry.

The shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes between 04:45 and 23:09 to coincide with occupiers’ shift patterns.

Ticket options

If you’re a new employee at East Midlands Gateway and you would like to try the bus for your commute before buying a season ticket, speak to your employer as you may be eligible for a ‘taster’ bus ticket.

Occasional or regular bus user? Travelling by bus doesn’t have to be expensive. You can become a savvy saver by choosing one of the ticket options below:

Your employer may also be signed up to the Super Commuter scheme operated by trentbarton and Kinchbus. This means you get to enjoy the savings of a season ticket, paid for via Direct Debit, without needing to top up or carry change.

To read more about which ticket is right for you, visit or


The closest station to East Midlands Gateway is East Midlands Parkway. From here you can catch trains to Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Manchester or London, with regular services running to and from the station throughout the day.

To find out more information about train times, visit the National Rail Enquiries website

Connecting from East Midlands Parkway

East Midlands Parkway is 4 miles from East Midlands Gateway. Arrow Cars offer a door to door service to make the last leg of your journey quick and convenient. Why not see if any of your colleagues are making the same trip? You could save a lot of money by splitting the fare! For information about prices, visit the Arrow Car website